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Breast Cancer

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 6, 2011, 7:47 AM
Mika by claudiamm37




Mika

Breast Cancer is not my story to tell. I don't live with the struggles of it, but my Dear friend Mika does. I have known Mika since she was in high school, my daughter Kirsten's best-friend. This is Mika's second bout with breast cancer.

Yesterday she drove up from LA (about 100 miles south of me) for her henna 'hat', I did this for her the last time she went through this. She walked in with her newly shaven head a bit crest-fallen. Tomorrow she goes back to classes (she's going for her 2nd Masters) and wanted to go back with a head that didn't scream "I'm sick".

She sat, we talked, and talked, and I henna'd and henna'd and this was the end result.

The smile you see in this shot was not there when she arrived, she looked in the mirror and LOVED her henna'd head, she looked forward to the comments, most people who see a post chemo head don't comment, but a henna'd head....as Mika put it, she's a walking work of art...


I love you Mika!

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  • Reading: The Home
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  • Playing: oh, I'm not playing...this is serious
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Claudia Golden
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LizCohn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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you are page 59
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abstractjet Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok well that didnt work i will have to post a different way...you know me ..slow with the technical...:)
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claudiamm37 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
I looked around in your gallery....is it in there?
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abstractjet Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, it is called "Sweet Heather"..it fourth or fifth page..somewhere in there..:)
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abstractjet Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here is the piece I did for Heather after her surgery..she asked me to do a piece for her before she lost her hair..she did a photo shoot as a gift to her husband..and she choose this photo as her favorite..she wanted alot of pinks..for cancer survivor..thought id share..:thumb189741289:
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
In regards to weedlace’s journal when you said "I have found that lack of conviction plays out in naive interpretation....maybe the creators of such art aren't committed to a message, but a trend."

I think your right! And I think that we all have a hard time distinguishing our interpretation of art with the artists intent, conscious or unconscious as it may be.

When we make art, we give it to the world, and the stories made from them are no longer under our control.

I do hate the waif look though I never thought about the necks, they are like heavy flowers on the stalk. Whenever the iconography of woman comes up it is prone to more speculation than an imagery of man.
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claudiamm37 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Absolutely...women have been the object of interpretation on so many levels.

I think my comment stems from the influx of crafts that bleed into a world of fine art by inciting interpretation. I am speaking of the journals and paper-crafts that don't necessarily have any more intention to them than their esthetics...how much they look like what the crafter sees in a book or magazine. Admittedly, we learn through imitation, but as an artist while we learn we open ourselves to that part of us that expresses itself, artists like yourself and Laura have intention in your work. I know how the process evolves, we don't always know what the end result will be, we trust that we are being guided, and we let our art happen. Therein lies the difference between arts and crafts. No judgement on one or the other. BUT when you look at the trend of big headed women on thin necks, you are left to pause, was this a mimic or intentional? If it is a stab at a trend, then no need for interpretation...where is the defining line? How do we know? We don't. UNLESS the art comes from someone I know to be an artist not a crafter ( I am careful to define the term crafter like craftsman, with all due respect for there ability), then I am left to admire the work esthetically.
[Claudia steps off her soap box]
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
Yes, see [link]
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pablapicassa Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Un gros merci Claudia. Ta page est toujours très intéressante et belle.
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Claudia, you are a poet of immeasurable proportions!
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